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The Guild of Nurses - Past Events

Festival of the Clergy Support Trust Tuesday 21st May 2019

On Tuesday, May 21st, a sunny afternoon, 12 members from The Guild of Nurses gathered at the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. We were there to attend the 365th Festival of the Clergy Support Trust (formerly Sons and Friends of the Clergy). At the start of the service it was with much delight and pride…

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Florence Nightingale Service Westminster Abbey 15 May 2019

The Florence Nightingale service commemorating Florence Nightingale’s birthday on 12 May takes place as close to her birthday as possible.  This is the most important event in the nursing calendar annually. International Nurses Day is celebrated at this time. This year also saw a commemoration to the centenary of the funeral of Edith Cavell.  Edith…

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Tour of the Palace of Westminster 13 May 2019

18 members and their guests attended the visit to the seat of Government – The Palace of Westminster.  We met for coffee and as it was my first event with the Guild the warm welcome and conversations with fellow members reinforced the reasons I joined. We were taken round by our guide Nick who was…

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Visit to East Wellow 12 May 2019

The Florence Nightingale Annual Commemorative Service Sunday 12th May 2019 at 10.30 am at St Margaret’s Church, East Wellow, Hampshire. This year, for the first time, the Guild was very honoured to receive an invitation to attend this wonderful service. Elizabeth Turnbull, (Master) and Elizabeth Bardolph, (Renter Warden) were pleased to be able to accept.…

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Anniversary Banquet Friday 10th May 2019

Our third anniversary banquet took place on Friday May 10th.  This year we were very privileged to be able to hold it on board HQS Wellington moored on the Thames.  Built in 1934, she served with distinction as a convoy ship in the North Atlantic during the second World War and is now the home…

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Meet and Greet Evening – 9 April 2019

The idea behind the evening was that some members of the Guild might like the opportunity to attend an informal networking event and to potentially introduce new members to The Guild. The social committee had arranged a quiet area of a City Wine Bar to try out this new event. We weren’t too sure who,…

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The London Air Ambulance Service 1st April 2019

Monday 1st April 2019 I was privileged to be invited to the headquarters of the London Air Ambulance at the Royal London Hospital as a freeman of the Guild of Nurses. By the time we arrived at 11am the crew of the air ambulance had already been called out three times – to a cyclist,…

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United Guilds Service Friday 29th March 2019

For the second time The Guild of Nurses was thrilled and extremely proud to be a part of the annual United Guilds Service at St Paul’s Cathedral and what a super ceremonial occasion this was. The Master, Foundation Past Master, Renter Warden, Honorary Clerk and fellow Freemen of the Guild who attended were seated in…

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Middle and Inner Temple Walk 23rd March 2019

On Saturday 23rd March, twenty-two Guild Freemen, members and their guests met up on a chilly but dry day to join City Guide Kathryn Williams on an extremely informative walk through two of the four Inns of Court, Inner and Middle Temple. Luckily, we were walking around this part of the City of London and…

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Scholarship Awarded to a District Nurse

Scholarship in Homeless and Inclusion Health Awarded to Student District Nurse Sue Grave, a student District Nurse from Cheshire, has been awarded a prestigious new scholarship by The Queen’s Nursing Institute and The Guild of Nurses. Sue receives a financial grant to study the new Homeless and Inclusion Health Module at University College, London. This…

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